Globe Telecom is set to start building of of several new cell sites in different parts of the Philippines in the next three months as part of its network expansion plans.
The major cell site builds will start in July covering several areas in Metro Manila, North and South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Globe Telecom Capex will be $1.2 billion or Php63 billion in 2020 for network expansion as compared with Capex of P51 billion or around $989 million in 2019.
Globe Telecom today said its customers may experience temporary service disruptions such as loss of signal or internet connectivity for at least an hour anytime during the day due to the expansion of the mobile network.
“In order to complete the installations of the cell sites and towers, our customers and the public in general may experience temporary disruptions in their call, text and mobile data services,” Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Development-Network Technical Group, said.
Affected customers will receive advisories through SMS or other available channels on the anticipated short interruptions.
The company’s network expansion will help increase capacity in response to the challenge of growing demand for data and need for connectivity.
Globe Telecom earlier said it added 139 percent more sites in 2019 versus 2018 and also added more 3G and 4G base stations, putting up 28 percent more than last year.
Globe Telecom has achieved 16 percent increase in LTE download and 6 percent increase in upload speeds, and 9 percent increase in latency in the 4th quarter of 2019. The growth in Globe Telecom’s mobile data traffic was 58 percent.